2-In-1 Hair Tools That Will Make Your Life Easier
With at-home hairstyling becoming our new normal these days, there’s no time like the present to invest in hair tools that work harder for you. Getting that salon look can be a lot of work, but with these two-in-one stylers it’s actually possible – and way less complicated than it appears. From multitasking curling irons that transition to wands and blow-drying round brushes, to drying machines that stretch and dry coils in one, these must-have essentials will shave hours off your get-ready routine and keep your ‘do looking fresh. Which is the very definition of #hairgoals.
Revlon’s Multi-Styler was made for lazy hair days when you want to look cute, but it’s really a struggle. Glide this dual-sided, heated, 1-inch barrel brush through your tresses to create soft curls, or get a straight style with the 1-inch ceramic plates when opened. A tangle-free swivel cord, dual voltage, and cool grip tip adds to the list of perks and ensures you won’t burn your fingers as you’re trying to breathe new life into 2nd (or 3rd) day hair. And for anyone who has ever freaked about leaving their curling iron on by accident, don’t worry: auto shut-off rounds out the styling experience.
Amika Hair Blow Dryer Brush, $100:
The epitome of 2-in-1 hair styling tools, meet your hair’s new BFF. This round hair brush and blow dryer in one lets you achieve a salon-worthy blowout at home, in half the time. It’s also clinically proven to give your mane 2x the shine and cuts down on frizz. Pretty genius, right? If smooth glossy strands are what you’re after, this trusty tool is a no brainer. The large oval barrel provides volume at the root, a mix of long and short bristles detangle and minimize breakage, and adjustable heat settings work for every hair type – from brittle thin and wavy, to coarse. For a pocket-friendly version, we love the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush, $57.
Check it out in action on curly hair:
Beachy waves are a breeze to pull off when you have this cordless superweapon in hand. The first-ever patented cordless styler is battery-powered and rechargeable for curling on the go, anywhere and anytime (even when there’s no outlet in sight). And if you’re more about that wand life for mastering clamp-less curls, you’re in luck since it morphs into a wand with the removal of the outer clip. A titanium barrel allows for even heat distribution — up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
RevAir Reverse-Air Dryer, $414
This crazy looking contraption is king of hair multitasking, as it’s able to simultaneously dry, smooth, stretch or straighten your hair at the same time without damaging your hair or curl pattern. It can even be used on braids, extension, twists and locs. Their patented technology essentially dries hair in the natural direction of the cuticle (downward) which prevents frizz and seals in shine, all without sucking out the natural moisture from your hair. Whether you want to dry and stretch out your coils, straighten even the curliest hair types or simply make straight hair look glossier and fight frizz, this machine does it all! It’s undoubtedly a bit of an investment (and a hefty tool), but it really is unlike anything else on the market.
Check out this video to see how it works on type 4 natural hair:
This is the brush for anyone wanting to give their ‘do a break from heat styling. And in the middle of summer, isn’t that all of us right about now? The indie beauty brand’s first vented brush makes a super-fast, frizz free, “no-try” blow dry possible, by drawing moisture away from your hair – no hot tools required! The patented teeth technology and unique configuration quickly dry damp hair, leaving you with au naturel volume, lift, and smoothness. It works with fine, curly, and textured hair and is available in teal and pink.
Even though this sleek blow dryer feels super lightweight, it’s manufactured with serious horse, er, hair power to cut down on drying time. Because there’s nothing worse than your arm cramping up on you, with half of your head still soaking wet. It even weighs less than an iPhone – 13.4 oz to be exact – and is the lightest professional dryer in its class. Combine that with advanced tourmaline ionics that protect your locks while infusing them with crazy shine. Available in rose gold or purple.
Okay so this one is definitely a splurge, but it’s also the king of straight irons. Let’s break it down, shall we? The high tech copper plates not only smooth, infuse shine, and transform your hair to glass-like status, but they do it with less frizz and fewer flyaways. It also provides up to 30 minutes of cord-free styling and fully recharges in 70 minutes. Lastly, three super specific heat settings (330°F, 365°F and 410°F) suit any hair type, length and lewk. Use it to straighten strands, or clamp and rotate the iron one full turn (for curls) or half turn (for softer waves).
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